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Gun Transfers in North Jersey $ Going Up

Discussion in 'Shooting Related Threads' started by Ed Y, Apr 26, 2013.

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  1. Ed Y

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    For my friends in the north Jersey area who I have been doing gun transfers for I have decided to raise my fees by 10.00 for all who are not NRA members. I don't know how many are not but all 10s will periodically be forwarded to the NRA. Hoping that others like the idea and possibly do the same.

    Ed Yanchok
     
  2. BDodd

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    Dandy idea, Ed. Cudos!..............breakemall
     
  3. redfin

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    i agree ed,if you arent a member you shouldent have a firearm!!! see ya sunday,joseph
     
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    See you Sunday, Ed. Chichay
     
  5. billyboy07208

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    Yes,do this.But also let them know if they were a member it would be cheaper.
    In fact, charge 20 dollars more.Part of the NRA "sell" was member discounts,yet I believe this is the only one Ive ever seen advertised.Certainly,the only one pertaining to tranfers.
     
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    Ed, does your gunshop have Internet access?

    If so, there are several clubs that have discounted NRA membership. $25 instead of the usual $35.

    For example, the Honeywell Sportsman Club has such a program in place. You can go through their site, or you can go to this NRA landing page for their club which has the $25 membership shown.

    And instead of charging $10 extra, tell them that the extra charge will be $25 or an NRA membership, their choice.

    Even if you do not charge $25, and leave it at $10, it would still be an incentive to join if you had Internet access and could help them sign up right there in your shop.
     
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    Ed, do you perform that many transfers that it would matter? How about all clubs adding a dollar per round for non-NRA members. Like the way the ATA collected money for the move to Illinois. That would generate a lot of money and complaints, but many shooters would probably sign up on the spot.
     
  8. Ed Y

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    10.00 is !0.00. I don't have a store. I do my stock work in my shop and the transfers are more of a bother than anything else. Since I ship and receive some of my work from other states I am required to have a ffl and in our state, in order to have a ffl, you must also have a state firearms dealers license. The largest gun shop in our area recently closed up shop and left some people without a place to do their internet transfers. In the past I was doing them for people that I was doing work for but now, it seems that I'm doing these transfers for friends of friends of friends. Now with the current surge in gun sales, I'm doing more transfers than stock work. What started out as a retirement hobby has turned into a nightmare of paperwork, not what I planned.

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    Ed:

    Not to change the subject but Bob Tarcza was here at the club yesterday. Somehow your name came up and he said to pass along a hello. Turns out Bob and I are neighbors in Sullivan County, we could look across the mountain into each others windows. That may not be such a good thing:)

    We're going to try to meet up at Keystone next week.

    Jim

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    Wow! Rather than charging $10.00 more for Non-NRA members, it makes more sense to charge $10.00 less for NRA members. Discounts are much better for business than penalites.
     
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    Ed, if it's such a bother to do so many transfers just raise the price until they go almost somewhere else. Without any competition you've got a captive audience. It might become more profitable than stock work!!
     
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    My fee is now 70.00 per transfer including nics check. !0.00 off for NRA members and an additional 10.00 off for North Jersey Clay Target Club members

    Ed Yanchok
     
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    Ed, I wouldn't feel overwhelmed and would gladly accept $70 transfer fees all day!!
     
  14. trapshootin hippie

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    Seventy dollars for a transfer???????? DAMN, I'm, sure glad I live in Texas.

    GneJ
     
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    I would hire someone and advertise. Jeff
     
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    I think you are making a mistake and will probably turn some people against both you AND the NRA. Personally, I don't like coerced donations, memberships or whatever, and try to avoid businesses that do business that way. I would be more impressed if you set the transfer fee for everyone at whatever you thought appropriate, then, donated $10 to the NRA from your share of the profit from each fee.
     
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    Depends how you word it...."are you an nra member? 10$ off if so..."

    When I bought my gunsafe,the deal was done-Im about to pay,and then the saleswoman asks me if this safe is to store a firearm,I say yes,and then informs me state law=no tax on gunsafes.
     
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    billyboy,

    what state?
     
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    No tax on gun safes? That's actually a useful "gun control" law for a change--maybe the only one in living memory. Seriously, since States say they want to cut down on gun crime and accidents, makes a lot of sense to incentivize gunowners to buy a gun safe--probably way too sensible for most States, alas.
     
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    Ten a day would be a nice income. $700 a day?
     
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